Performance Studies on Flax Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites – An Effect on Fiber Orientation
K. Arun Prasath1, V. Arumugaprabu2, P. Amuthakkannan3, V. Manikandan4
1K. Arun Prasath, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
2V. Arumugaprabu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
3P. Amuthakkannan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, PSR Engineering College, Sivakasi (Tamil Nadu), India.
4V. Manikandan, Department of Mechanical and Automation, PSN College of Engineering and Technology, Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 23 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 17 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2019 | PP: 44-47 | Volume-9 Issue-1S4 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: A10851291S419/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1085.1291S419
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Abstract: The plant based nature fiber added as a reinforced material for so many structural applications. From this awareness of earlier research in this paper by changing orientation of fiber and the mechanical properties and machining performance of flax fiber evaluated. The preparation of composite polyester resin was used with varying layers of flax fibers. The hand layup technique was adopted to fabricate the composites. The main aim of this research is to find out the effect of the fiber orientation. Different fiber orientations were used like 0º, 30º, 45˚, 60˚, and 90˚. Mechanical properties, tensile and flexural strength and abrasive water jet machining also performed to study the kerf angle. It was found that 00 and 900 orientation exhibited the better performance.
Keywords: Flax Fiber, Fiber Orientation, Tensile Strength, Ultimate Strength, Machining Performance.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials